"Shield's fast-moving writing style adds excitement and suspense to this action-packed novel." France Magazine
"Dave has an almost magical way of putting the reader in the midst of an intense adventure, and turning up the heat." Daily Peloton
"A fast-paced, action-packed cycling adventure...with a surprising twist at the end that will definitely catch you off guard." Cycling Interactive
"[The Tour is] a performance-enhanced page-turner with addictive qualities...and what a ride it is!" Xtri.com
"The most compelling and open discussion of cheating I've ever read." Aron Ralston, author, Between a Rock and a Hard Place
"The reader can almost empathize with an athlete's decision to cheat. A page-turner. Addicting." VeloNews
"Shields does [inspirational novels] one better by avoiding a cliché ending without compromising the story." The Salt Lake Tribune
"This author has a working crystal ball." Pedal Pushers
"Dave has an almost magical way of putting the reader in the midst of an intense adventure, and turning up the heat."
"'The Tour' is Dave Shield's follow up to his 2004 novel, 'The Race,' which follows the story of a young American riding in the Tour de France. Although 'The Tour' is a fictional story, it offers a knowledgeable insight into France's most famous cycling race, touching on controversial subjects such as the use of performance enhancing drugs. Shield's fast-moving writing style adds excitement and suspense to this action-packed novel."